This Saturday, Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals will be honoring Jennifer Coolidge as their 2023 Woman of the Year. The award is given annually to women who have made lasting and impressive contributions to the world of entertainment, and Coolidge is a perfect fit. From her Emmy-winning turn as Tanya McQuoid-Hunt in the HBO series “The White Lotus,” to her roles in “American Pie,” “Legally Blonde,” “Best In Show,” “A Mighty Wind” and “Shotgun Wedding,” Coolidge has left a lasting mark on the entertainment industry.
Coolidge, who grew up in the Boston area, was celebrated with a parade through the streets of Cambridge on Saturday afternoon. Despite the unusually frigid temperatures, a large crowd of fans had come out to show their support. Later in the evening, she will attend a roast where she will be presented with her Pudding Pot award.
Producer Sarah Mann said in a statement, “It is an absolute dream for us to honor Jennifer Coolidge as our Woman of the Year on the heels of her recent accolades for ‘The White Lotus.’ We know our Pudding Pot will look phenomenal alongside her new Golden Globe, and we swear we won’t whisk her away to a palazzo in Palermo!”
Previous winners of the Woman of the Year Award include Meryl Streep, Viola Davis and Debbie Reynolds. On Thursday, award-winning actor and bestselling author Bob Odenkirk was honored as the 2023 Man of the Year.
Coolidge is an incredibly deserving recipient of this honor, and we can’t wait to see what she does next!